PHILADELPHIA - The Women's Tennis team was scheduled to return to the courts on Wednesday, but Mother Nature had other ideas as the snow forced the postponement of Penn's match versus Saint Joseph's. The Quakers will now begin their home stand on Sunday at 1 p.m. against George Washington. This match was originally scheduled to be the second match of a six-match home stand.
The Quakers are returning to the courts after going 1-2 at the VCU Invitational this past weekend. During their time in Virginia, the Quakers (2-2) picked up a convincing 5-0 victory over Norfolk State, and came within one match against UNC Wilmington, eventually falling 3-2, for the second loss of the weekend. No. 14 Connie Hsu continued to impress as she went 3-0, while only allowing three games. Hsu now maintains a season record of 27-2. Jaime Yapp-Shing picked up a victory at number three singles against UNC Wilmington and posted a victory in doubles with Alexa Ely in the match against Norfolk State. Yapp-Shing is currently 7-5 on the year in singles play.
George Washington is currently making the rounds in the Greater Philadelphia Area. They traveled to the city on Friday to take on Drexel and now are making the short trip across campus for the match with Penn on Sunday. Earlier this spring, Penn defeated Drexel 7-0. George Washington will also make a return to trip to Philadelphia in mid-February to take on Temple in Atlantic 10 action.
Penn and George Washington both return to Levy Pavilion after an epic five hour match between these two schools are year ago. Unfortunately for the Quakers, George Washington ultimately prevailed with a 4-3 team victory. The Quakers had several chances to take the critical fourth match a year ago, but could not come through with the extra victory. On the positive side of the score sheet from last year, Daniela DePaoli gave the Quakers a victory at the number three singles. She would also team up with Emma Whitfield to take the number three doubles. Ely is the only other returning player from a year ago to win her match. She captured the number one singles position last year.
Download: 2010-11 Doubles Results.pdf